Translation of hiccup in Spanish:


hipo, n.

(British hiccough)

Pronunciation: /ˈhɪkʌp//ˈhɪkəp/


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    hipo masculine
    to have (the) hiccups tener hipo
    • she got the hiccups le dio hipo
    • she gave a loud hiccup and blushed scarlet soltó un hipo bien fuerte y se puso como la grana
    • an attack of hiccups un ataque de hipo
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    (brief interruption)
    dificultad feminine
    tropiezo masculine
    they view this failure as a mere hiccup consideran que este fracaso es solo un pequeño contratiempo
    • I don't want any last-minute hiccups! ¡no quiero problemas de última hora!

intransitive verb

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    if I drink too much, I start hiccuping si bebo demasiado, me da / me entra hipo
    • For example, there are over 100 different cures for hiccups, in both the medical and lay literature.
    • He treated a patient in the emergency room who suffered from hiccups every two seconds for three days.
    • Everyday hiccups don't need medical treatment, as they will go away on their own.
    • I had a normal pregnancy with no complications except that I got the hiccups a lot.
    • Other medications were tried but did not stop the hiccups.
    • Maria tried to hold her tears in, but they escaped through strangled hiccups, and small shudders.
    • Forget breathing into a paper bag, gulping down a glass of water or having someone scare the living daylights out of you to cure a case of hiccups.
    • It was difficult to breathe inbetween his spasms of hiccups and tears.
    • I had to laugh when I saw your article on curing hiccups with a spoonful of sugar.
    • Persistent hiccups (lasting for more than 48 hours) is rare, but may be caused by an underlying disease.
    • When Mia got over-excited and giddy she would get hiccups and John said it was testimony to her character that she had hiccups nearly every day.
    • A case report published in Southern Medical Journal shows that lidocaine may be effective in treating chronic, intractable hiccups.
    • She let out a watery little hiccough that sounded quite a bit like a sob.
    • The glottis suddenly closes and stops the inflow of air resulting in the sound of a hiccup.
    • I gulped it down gladly, and the hiccups slowed to a stop.
    • He let loose the loudest hiccup I'd ever heard and took another swig of something or other from his canteen.
    • The GP will examine you and look particularly for signs of the serious conditions that can cause persistent hiccups, such as an infection of the diaphragm.
    • Slowly my sobs subsided and all that was left was my hiccups which sounded off every once and a while.
    • A giggle, more a hiccup in sound than anything, emerged from her pursed lips.
    • Chewing the gum is certainly less harmful than smoking cigarettes, but nicotine can be irritating to the digestive tract, causing hiccups, heartburn and nausea.
    • Despite a few hiccups along the way, the verdict from teachers and pupils is that it has been worth the wait!
    • And, similar to the video, the audio suffers from a few hiccups.
    • They should carry out a simple risk analysis, looking at the big issues that can threaten a project as well as the minor hiccups that can occur.
    • Jake is back on his feet and is doing well apart from a couple of minor hiccups.
    • This small hiccup in the otherwise smooth functioning of the hospital was quickly forgotten.
    • As it happens, the setback turned out to be the only hiccup in the 14 race series, and Andy made an astonishing recovery to claim 11 victories in his last 12 race meetings.
    • The show was not without a few hiccups and it took a while for the sound technician to tweak the sound to the performer's satisfaction.
    • But despite impressive growth over the last ten years, it has experienced a few hiccups along the way and is currently going through a difficult period.
    • The data collection for the main study itself went smoothly, with only very minor local hiccups.
    • Overall it was a very successful day as everything went well with only a few minor hiccups and the weather was ideal.
    • Despite that hiccup the fact remains that Denmark have a genuinely decent side.
    • Other than that hiccup against Pittsburgh, he has been on fire since his last three games of 2004.
    • Going by the UK's progress, there could be a few hiccups along the way.
    • However, all sides are insisting this is a temporary hiccup that can be overcome.
    • Of course, there could be hiccups along the way.
    • And while they've had a hiccup or two along the way, the fact is that they remain firmly on course to lift the title.
    • There were the usual hiccups that come with any new business.
    • Despite a few minor hiccups the traffic flowed in and out of the site with ease.
    • Despite the odd few hiccups the ban has been a huge success and I've no doubt that it will have a long-term impact on our country's health.
    • The only hiccup is the sudden loss of batting form of vice-captain Ryan Watson.